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Live "Bat Walk" Scheduled At The Downstream Campground In Fort Peck

What do bats do at night? Aerobatics! Join Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the US Army Corp of Engineers for an evening presentation and walk, learning about and observing these fascinating creatures.

The Bat Walk will take place beginning at the Downstream Campground Amphitheater, starting at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12.

To kick things off, FWP Region 6 biologist Nikie Hussey will deliver a presentation on bats and their importance in our ecosystem. This will be immediately followed by a “bat walk” around the Downstream Nature Trail in search of bats as they begin their nighttime hunting. Staff will provide a variety of “bat detecting” devices so you will be able to “hear” the bats hunting and navigating, and other equipment to “see” their echolocation calls on iPads!

In addition, the Fort Peck Interpretive Center will have other bat-themed activities going on from Friday, Aug. 11 through Monday, Aug. 14, so come on down and enjoy the fun!

Everyone is welcome to the bat walk, but we encourage any youngsters under the age of 12 to be accompanied by an adult. Some suggested items to bring include a flashlight/headlamp or glow sticks, bug spray, and sturdy walking shoes.

 

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